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insideLINES celebrates women through honest, transparent, and vulnerable conversations. Hosted by two NFL wives, Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril tackle the big topics facing women today by sharing their own personal experiences and creating a safe space for their guests to do the same. They‘ll cover everything from marriage, motherhood and entrepreneurship to mental health, work-life balance, sexism, racism and more. No subject is off limits for these honest and raw conversations. They‘ll also share their "hot takes" on the big stories of the day and check in with listeners to see what is on their minds.

insideLINES Podcast Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

insideLINES celebrates women through honest, transparent, and vulnerable conversations. Hosted by two NFL wives, Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril tackle the big topics facing women today by sharing their own personal experiences and creating a safe space for their guests to do the same. They‘ll cover everything from marriage, motherhood and entrepreneurship to mental health, work-life balance, sexism, racism and more. No subject is off limits for these honest and raw conversations. They‘ll also share their "hot takes" on the big stories of the day and check in with listeners to see what is on their minds.

    S4 E6 - Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril

    S4 E6 - Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril

    Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril are back for another episode of the insideLINES podcast! 
    First, The ladies are FINALLY back in person for the week as Tia traveled to New Jersey! Atoya and Tia hosted an amazing dinner, The Playbook: The Route to Becoming You. Dinner guests enjoyed a curated dining experience which included amazing food, signature cocktails, and shared tools to help unpack life’s complexities and tackle the topic of walking in their destiny. Stay tuned for the recap which will be shared on the insideLINES YouTube channel. 
    Then, it’s on to “Hot Takes” where Tia and Atoya are discussing former NFL Quarterback and Hall of Famer Brett Farve. Brett, who played 20 seasons in the NFL spending most of his time with the Green Bay Packers, is being accused of misusing Mississippi State welfare funds alongside former MS Governor Phil Bryant, and non profit leader Nancy New in order to finance an $8M volleyball stadium. Nancy has since pleaded guilty to multiple state charges, and during the hearing, text messages were revealed in court showing how Brett, Phil, and Nancy New coordinated on procuring Temporary Assistance For Needy Families funds to finance the volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi. Brett also received $1.1M in funds for motivational speeches he never delivered. The ladies share their thoughts on if Brett was wrong for the way in which he received the funding and if he should pay it back. 
    Last, the ladies are in the hot seat this week as Atoya and Tia interview each other! Atoya shares what she feels most misunderstood about herself and chats about when she felt most satisfied in life. Tia discusses what she enjoyed most about the NFL and one of her biggest revelations about marriage. 
    Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. It really helps us out! Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We appreciate you.
     
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    • 41 min
    Stephanie Horton (Global Consumer Marketing Director at Google)

    Stephanie Horton (Global Consumer Marketing Director at Google)

    Hosts Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril are back for another episode of the insideLINES podcast! 
    The ladies kick off the episode with highlights from their weekend! Tia had a weekend full of kids’ birthday parties and sports. Atoya took on New York Fashion Week and attended the Victor Glemaud fashion show. Victor, a Haitian-American designer, held his show at the acclaimed Rockefeller Center with a roller skating theme followed by a fun-filled after party sponsored by Shop with Google. 
    Then, it’s on to “Hot Takes!” This week, Tia and Atoya are discussing the drama between Grammy award winning artist Neyo and his wife Crystal Renay. The two have been married for 8 years and share three kids together. Crystal and Neyo filed for divorce at the top of covid, but the two reconciled and even recently held a vow renewal in Las Vegas. However, Crystal announced last month via Instagram that she was filing for divorce, accusing him of carrying on multiple affairs, and conceiving a child, Neyo filed a motion to prevent Crystal from speaking about the divorce stating that he has lost over $400K in deals because of it. Atoya and Tia share their thoughts on if they think Crystal should be able to speak about their relationship and divorce.
    Finally, the ladies welcome the Global Consumer Marketing Director for Commerce at Google, Stephanie Horton! Stephanie is a 25-year veteran of the luxury fashion and marketing communities working with both domestic and international brands. She chats with Tia and Atoya about how she got her start in marketing and fashion, navigating through multiple executive roles while being one of very few people of color, and the importance of accepting accountability. Stephanie also discusses Fashion Tech Connects, a foundation she co-founded to increase the number of women of color in fashion and tech positions, and much more!
    Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. It really helps us out! Also, watch full episodes on YouTube. Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We appreciate you.
    This Week's Guest
    Stephanie Horton (on Instagram)
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    Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
    Audio/Video Editor: Brian Keim

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Letha Atwater (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

    Letha Atwater (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

    Hosts Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril are working extra hard this week by recording and re-recording the insideLINES podcast! 
    Atoya and Tia jump right to this week’s “Hot Takes,” because they have a special guest that has some thoughts on the topic. That special guest is none other than Atoya’s husband, Nate Burleson.

    Tia starts it off laying the topic out…and that topic is the drama between the hosts of the I am Athlete Podcast and The Pivot Podcast. I Am Athlete Podcast was started by veteran NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall alongside retired NFL stars Fred Taylor, Channing Crowder and Ryan Clark (then Reggie Wayne). The podcast was an instant success, however, we later found out that the original hosts had a disagreement regarding ownership of the highly successful show. According to Brandon, the hosts passed on the opportunity to become founding investors, and the disagreement arose when he was asked to extend the initial 25% offering despite a change in evaluation and ownership. In November 2021, Fred, Channing, and Ryan launched the highly successful The Pivot Podcast. After a neverending onslaught of back and forth disparaging remarks between the former co-hosts,  Nate, Atoya and Tia get into it and explore all the sides of the issue with some pretty interesting takes.
    After Hot Takes, the ladies welcome Letha Atwater onto the pod! Letha, wife of Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Atwater (Denver Broncos), is a licensed professional and addiction counselor. The ladies chat with her about how she got into mental health counseling, what she feels the NFL needs to do to better support the mental health of their players, and how she handled a pivoting from her original dream of being a medical doctor to a full time caretaker for her family. Letha also shares her thoughts on the use of cannabis by professional players and the pressures children of athletes face. 
    And, that's the show! Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. It really helps us out! Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We appreciate you.
    This Week's Guest
    Letha Atwater
    Hall of Fame Health 
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    Team
    Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
    Audio/Video Editor: Brian Keim

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Barkue Tubman (Chief of Staff at Essence)

    Barkue Tubman (Chief of Staff at Essence)

    Hosts Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril are celebrating Tia's birthday on this week's episode of the insideLINES podcast! 
    First, Atoya and Tia kick off the episode with highlights from their week! Tia celebrated her birthday over the course of three days ending it with a trip to an amazing Kendrick Lamar concert! Atoya had another weekend full of travel which included picking up her daughter, Mia after a 3 week stay at an overnight camp!  
    Next up in “Hot Takes," Atoya and Tia discuss the civil lawsuit filed against former NFL Buffalo Bills rookie punter Matt Araiza. Matt was drafted in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL draft, but he was released over the weekend after he was accused of taking part in the gang-rape of a 17-year old girl at an off-campus party in October 2021 while at San Diego State University. The victim claims that Matt served her alcohol with what she believes had additional substances in it and, she also claims there were 2 other individuals involved. The ladies share their thoughts on if the Bills should have released Matt prior to any criminal charges being filed or resolution of the lawsuit.
    Lastly, the ladies welcome the chief of staff at Essence and founder of the MBL Boutique Experience Agency, Barkue Tubman! Barkue chats with Atoya and Tia about how she got her start in entertainment, the importance of being able to pivot, and her year of humility. She also discusses the failure she’s most proud of and why she created The Boss Lady Effect, a nonprofit dedicated to creating and empowering a global community of powerful black and brown women.
    Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. It really helps us out! Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We appreciate you.
    This Week's Guest
    Barkue Tubman - @Barkue
    Her Agency - MBL Boutique Experience Agency
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    Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
    Audio/Video Editor: Brian Keim

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Shadeen Francis (Sex and Relationship Therapist)

    Shadeen Francis (Sex and Relationship Therapist)

    Hosts Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril are back for another episode of the insideLINES podcast! 
    After a quick catch-up session, they slide right into “Hot Takes” where this week's topic is  NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson. Deshaun was accused of sexual assault and harassment in March of 2021 by 30 women in Texas. After retired judge Sue Robinson issued a 6game suspension, the NFL appealed the decision, and Watson received an 11-game suspension, an $8M fine, and has to undergo professional evaluation and treatment. Tia and Atoya discuss whether the punishment fits the crime or is actually a bit too lenient.  
    Then ladies then chat with sex and relationship therapist Shadeen Francis! Shadeen, who specializes in sex therapy and emotional intelligence, shares how she got into relationship work, the link between emotional intelligence and sex, and how to be more interned with your own desires. She also shares a few tips on how to spice up your love life and much more!
    Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We really appreciate you.
    Special Guest:
    Shadeen Francis - @shadeenfrancis
    https://shadeenfrancis.com/ 
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    Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Michelle Hord (TV Producer, Author, Media Executive)

    Michelle Hord (TV Producer, Author, Media Executive)

    Join hosts Atoya Burleson and Tia Avril as they kick off a new season of the insideLINES podcast! 
    After a quick catch-up session, they hop right into this week’s “Hot Takes” segment on the incarceration of WNBA star Brittany Griner. This past February, Brittany was arrested in Russia after customs found vape cartridges in her luggage. After pleading guilty, she was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in a penal colony. Atoya and Tia share their takes on the highle speculated prisoner swap of Vikot Bout, a Russian arms dealer convicted of supplying resources to terrorist groups. 
    Then, Atoya and Tia welcome award winning producer, author and media executive Michelle Hord! The ladies chat with Michelle about her debut memoir, The Other Side of Yet, where she shares how she made it through the unthinkable tragedy of her ex-husband murdering their daughter and finding the strength on the other side of “yet.” The ladies also discuss Gabrielle's Wings, a non-profit Michelle created to honor her daughter that is dedicated to giving children of color in vulnerable communities the kind of experiences, access, programs, and exposure that Gabrielle had during her life. You do NOT want to miss this conversation!
    Be sure to follow, rate and review the podcast on the Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show! We really appreciate you.
    Special Guest
    Michelle Hord - @mdhord
    Michelle's Website - https://michelledhord.com
    Michelle's Charity - Gabrielle’s Wings
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    Team
    Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

@dealwhitit ,

Great Content! Love the conversations!

Love the show, keep up the great work!

arbwrigh ,

Content I didn’t know I needed

As a person who doesn’t know football I thought I would be confused listening to this podcast but the hosts Tia & Toya are great at keeping the content digestible and relevant. The guests in season 3 have been amazing. Nice blend of fun, football, family and friends. Congratulations!

SooBlessed42 ,

Love this Podcast!

I normally ride in my car in silence just thinking about everything & nothing but lately I have been listening to all of the episodes on this podcast and I LOVE it! Atoya and Tia do an amazing job of keeping listeners engaged and covering great topics! Every guest speaker has been amazing. Each week I get so excited when I see a post that an episode has dropped. Keep up the great work ladies.

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